Being Italian, I have a serious love for pasta. I mean what is not to love? It cooks quickly, the variety is endless & it tastes delicious. Today I came across a couple different blogs & I found a recipe that I wanted to try; Pasta & Asparagus with a oil, garlic & cheese sauce. And for those of you who do the weight watcher diet this is only 4 points! Simply delicious.
What you will need:
- 1 lb of asparagus
- 1 pd. wheat spaghetti
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 7 garlic cloves, crushed
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus & cook 3-5 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain asparagus & reserve 1 cup of liquid before draining. Fill pot with salted water, cover and boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package direction when water boils.
In a small bowl combine egg yolks, cheese, 1/2 cup of reserved water, salt & pepper. Mix well. After pasta is drained return to pot and mix with egg mixture. Cook on medium-low about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and sticks to pasta. Toss in asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com
Ohhhh & my sweet tooth kicked in around 8 o’clock… I made myself a quick baked banana with brown sugar, cinnamon & raisins!